Yeah, we all know he was in 12 Years a Slave, playing that Jesus as deus ex machina character.
He made it all happen; the deus ex machina of the whole thing.
Then out of the mist, a whirring of helicopter blades, and, deus ex machina, a man descends fromt he chopper to winch you aboard.
1690s, from Modern Latin translation of Greek theos ek mekhanes, literally "the god from the machina," the device by which "gods" were suspended over the stage in Greek theater (see machine). The fem. is dea ex machina.